Los Angeles, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur
UCLA, University of South California, Pepperdine, Stanford, Berkeley and more! (subject to availability)
Film, Acting, Screenplay Writing
Social Media and Journalism
Do you have a dream to become a filmmaker, actor, or a screenwriter? What better place to make your first short film than in the capital of the world entertainment industry, with experienced, inspirational instructors to guide you on your journey.
Are you looking to hone your skills in creative arts, social media or photography? Or would you like to work on that winning admissions essay and find the perfect college for you? Our instructors and staff will assist you every step of the way, helping you perfect your talents, acquire essential skills, become more confident and independent during this life-changing summer experience.
Visit the Fisherman’s Wharf, Peer 39 and Ghirardelli Square, discover the Lombard Street and Union Square during a cable car trip, visit San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Art Center, enjoy a bicycle tour of the Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio, a boat trip to Alcatraz, and much more!
While there are thousands of packing lists for your trip abroad, many fail to mention the essentials for your travels (besides a passport and cellphone, of course). But don’t worry, we at Abbey Road Programs have your back. Continue reading for the top 4 secretive essentials to pack for your next trip abroad. 1. Snacks from home When studying in Italy, my parents asked if they could bring me anything when they came to visit. Without hesitation, I gave them a laundry list of snacks including peanut butter, granola bars, and gum. ...
Enjoy the best of California, its breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous sites, from Los Angeles to Monterey and San Francisco; study in a fun, experiential way while making life-long friends; live in an elegant, laid back beach town of Santa Barbara; go on day trips to Los Angeles, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, Pismo Beach and enjoy your own California dream!
Write, direct or act in your first short film; perfect your photography, social media or journalism skills; work on your admissions essay and visit California’s best colleges; bond with new friends; enjoy surfing, sailing and other sports, and prepare for your college years!
Live in a modern, air-conditioned, centrally located student residence in the heart of Santa Barbara, with easy access to its popular beaches, downtown shopping and art venues.
Go on an optional travel extension to San Francisco and the Bay Area, including visits to Stanford, UC Berkeley and Sausalito.
Living in a student residence, learning to be independent and self-reliant is a valuable experience that will serve you well in your college years. Our staff members will live in the same building with you and make sure your experience is safe and comfortable. They will help you plan your household chores, organize your schedule, get along with your roommates, and assist with any other needs.
After classes and afternoon activities, you will enjoy group meals at various local venues and have the freedom to explore the beautiful neighborhoods of Santa Barbara with your friends, within the designated areas, while respecting our safety guidelines and remaining in contact with our staff.
Santa Barbara and Los Angeles are the poster images of the United States, instantly recognizable by TV and film audiences around the world, inspiring millions of visitors to experience the beauty and glamor of Southern California. Santa Barbara’s rolling vineyards and palm trees, the wild beaches and “surfer towns” of the California coastline will make you appreciate its laid-back and classy lifestyle. The world capital of the entertainment industry, Los Angeles will dazzle you with the stars of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the canals of Venice Beach and the glitzy boutiques of Rodeo drive, reminding you of a famous movie classic. The Getty Center, LACMA and other museums and art galleries at every step will let you experience the “vibe” of this city of artists, both real and aspiring.
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San Francisco and the Bay Area (optional extension)
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